THE GUIDED TOURS INDEAUVILLE

From remarkable villas to personalities who have marked the territory, discover the history and stories of inDeauville and its emblematic places with the guides of the inDeauville tourist information offices.

 

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© Sandrine Boyer Angel

Deauville, History and heritage

 

Go on a fabulous journey back in time since 1860, the date of the creation of Deauville by the Duke of Morny.
This visit will make you discover the exceptional places which have forged the international reputation of the city and the most intimate places which make Deauville the first charming destination in Normandy.

 

Available languages: French, English

 

> 1h30 (1 hour by coach)

 

© Sandrine Boyer Angel

Deauville the inspirer

 

Cike the plein air painters and the impressionists, many creators, writers, photographers and filmmakers drew their inspiration from Deauville, influenced by the sea and the light, the atmosphere and the ambience of the city.
We invite you to follow in the footsteps of emblematic artists inspired by Deauville.

 

Available languages: French, English

 

> 1h30

© Virginie Meigné

Deauville and French cinema

 

A circuit evoking and commenting on the city: the filming locations, the houses of the actors on vacation
and the anecdotes which punctuated the filming and festivals of Deauville.
A great opportunity also to discuss the history of barriers on the Boards in the names of American actors.

 

Available languages: French, English

 

> 1h30

© City of Deauville

Deauville and fashion designers

 

Follow in the footsteps of the personalities of the fashion world who have marked Deauville:
Jeanne Paquin, Paul Poiret, Coco Chanel, Jean Patou, Yves Saint Laurent, etc.

 

Available languages: French, English

 

> 1h30

© City of Deauville

Deauville, a passion for the horse

 

The horse marked the history of Deauville with its iron from its foundation.
Discover the must-see places, the big names in the horse racing world
and anecdotes that highlight Deauville's passion for the horse.

 

Available languages: French, English

 

> 1h30

© Sandrine Boyer Angel

The villas circuit

 

Deauville has kept the charm of its young years and continues to preserve its heritage thanks to the creation in 2005 of a Protection Zone for Architectural, Urban and Landscape Heritage (ZPPAUP). It is all the richness of seaside architecture that we suggest you understand on the course of the most beautiful villas in the city.

 

Language available: French, English

 

> 1h30

© J. F. Lange

The Villa Strassburger in Deauville

 

A heritage jewel, this architectural gem was built for Baron Henri de Rothschild in 1907, on the land of Gustave Flaubert's family. It was bought in 1924 by Ralph Beaver Strassburger, a wealthy American press editor, before being bequeathed by his heirs to the City of Deauville in 1980.
It is a guided tour through time that we offer you to discover its history, its period furniture and its unique decoration.

 

Available languages: French, English

 

> 1h00

© City of Deauville

inDeauville and its enigmas

 

Like little detectives, children must decipher the clues sown in their path ...
The journey through town takes them to discover unmissable places, personalities
and the history of seaside resorts.
At each stage, they fill out a booklet made up of games, puzzles and other questions
allowing them to discover the city while having fun.

For children aged 6 to 12, helped by their companion and guide.
This visit can be done in Deauville or Villers-sur-Mer.

 

Available languages: French, English

 

> 2h00

© John Simenon Collection

The Deauville of writers

 

"The Deauville of writers" invites you to an original walk in Deauville, returned by writers who owned a house in or around Deauville, or who regularly stayed there. Through biographical details and fragments of texts, from Gustave Flaubert to Jérôme Garcin, the visit takes you to symbolic places in Deauville seen by Colette, Joseph Kessel, Georges Simenon or Françoise Sagan ... Deauville's human comedy thus brings together, throughout the XNUMXth century, through the chronicles and the eyes of Jean Cocteau, Guillaume Apollinaire, Sacha Guitry, Pierre Mac Orlan, Tristan Bernard or François Bott ... A walk to make you want to dive back into the works that tell us about Deauville.

 

Available language: French

 

> 1h30

The Deauville of painters

 

SFollow in the footsteps of these personalities who left their mark on Deauville and painting.
Eugène Boudin, Raoul Dufy, Kees Van Dongen, André Hambourg, Pierre Bonnard, Fernand Léger, Fujita ... each in their own way will be inspired by the sea, the light and the atmosphere of the city.

 

Available language: French

 

> 1h30

© DR

Beach secrets in Villers-sur-Mer

 

What are the ears for? Who is hiding under the sand? Why does the sea go up and down every day?
Discover a surprising coastline for its biodiversity
and its contrasting landscapes during a visit under the sign of the sea.
An immersion in an unknown environment which is nevertheless rich in lessons.

 

Available language: French

 

> Average duration: 3-5 years: 45mn / 6-8 years: 1h00 / 9-14 years: 1h30

© Naiade Plante

Villers-sur-Mer, architecture and heritage

 

A How does a small village between land and sea become a popular seaside resort on the Côte Fleurie? Why brick? Why so much fantasy?
From the first villas of the XNUMXth century to the latest constructions, discover a heritage and an architecture resulting from the seaside development through the example of Villers-sur-Mer, the history of an old village that has become seaside resort without losing its soul.

 

Available language: French

 

> 2h00

The soul of Villers-sur-mer

 

A discovery tour of the resort, essential for a first approach to the city.
Let yourself be told the story of Villers-sur-Mer and discover the richness of a coastline “between land and sea”.
From the birth of the resort to today, go through a century and a half of history and let yourself be surprised by the imagination of the architects who built an original seaside style.

 

Available language: French

 

> 1h00 (only by coach)

© Delphine Barré Lerouxel

Villers-sur-mer, secret stories of seaside villas

 

At the end of the XNUMXth century, Villers-sur-mer became a fashionable destination for sea bathing and good Parisian society. The seafront has been redesigned to offer a pleasant and worldly stroll, each more original villas emerging from the ground to impress the neighbor and assert his status. Like theaters and opera houses in the XNUMXth century, seaside resorts were popular to see and be seen. Along the streets that often bear the names of the pioneers of Villers, come and discover the anecdotes that mark the history of the city.

 

Available language: French

 

> 2h00

The glass roofs of the Saint-Martin church in Villers-sur-mer

 

The Saint-Martin church in Villers-sur-Mer, too small to accommodate summer visitors, was rebuilt from 1872 thanks to donations from parishioners and ministers. Discover the history of its glass roofs, classified as Historical Monuments. Made by the Ebroïcien workshop Duhamel-Marette, these veritable “glass walls” are one of the Lower Normandy masterpieces of the end of the XNUMXth century.

 

Available language: French

 

> 1h30

© City of Touques

It all starts in Touques

 

From Charlemagne to today, the city has stood the test of time! Long before the popularity of seaside resorts, Touques will be the port of the valley, seeing the Vikings, Thomas Becket, the Dukes of Normandy and Gustave Flaubert pass by.
(Re) discover together the origins of the city, its forgotten past and its medieval heritage giving Touques its fame as a small town of character.

 

Available language: French

 

> 1h30

© Paloma Gabet

Singeries in Villerville

 

Originally a fishing village, Villerville is lined with tall, narrow houses that lead to the seaside and the Parc des Graves where the panorama is breathtaking. Playful and sensory experiences await you to discover this village in an immersive way thanks to several games all along the route.

 

Available language: French

 

> 2h00

Gourmet break at the Hotel Barrière Le Normandy Deauville *****

 

- Optional, following your guided tour -
(inseparable from a guided tour)

Enjoy all the luxury and comfort of Hotel Le Normandy.
Take a break in a warm, cozy atmosphere, snuggled up in comfortable velvet armchairs, near the fireplace, in a private lounge or on the terrace on sunny days.
Refined service and attentive staff await you to savor a convivial moment.
The ideal place for a Gourmet Break!

 

CONTACT & BOOKING FOR GROUPS

Promotion & Distribution Department

Stephane LANGEVIN
Promotion & Distribution Department Manager
Phone. : +33 (0) 2 31 14 40 02

Email contact: groups@indeauville.fr

 

All the practical information about these tours is available in the inDeauville guided tours guide:

 

 

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Contact us:
+33 (0)2 31 14 40 00
info@indeauville.fr


Our tourist information offices:

DEAUVILLE TOURISM
Residence of the Clock
Empress Eugenie wharf
14800 Deauville
See opening hours

VILLERS-SUR-MER TOURISM
Place Jean-Mermoz
14640 Villers-sur-Mer
See opening hours

BLONVILLE-SUR-MER TOURISM
32 bis avenue Michel d'Ornano
14910 Blonville-sur-Mer
See opening hours

VILLERVILLE TOURISM
40 rue du Général Leclerc
14113 Villerville
See opening hours

ANY TOURISM
20 Place Lemercier
14800 Toques
See opening hours

TOURGÉVILLE TOURISM
Louis Delamare Promenade
(behind the aid station)
14800 Tourgeville
See opening hours